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Law via the Internet 2001

3rd AustLII Conference on 
Computerisation of Law via the Internet

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 28-30 November 2001

The Conference

The Australasian Legal Information Institute, one of the largest free access law sites on the web, will host its third conference on 28-30 November 2001. The Conference venue is in the centre of Sydney's restaurant and entertainment districts and Harbourside attractions.

Law via the Internet 2001 will present both submitted and invited papers. The conference proper will take place on 29-30 November, Tutorials on legal research on the web and on building legal web sites will be offered on 28 November.

Law via the Internet 2001 will feature over 40 speakers from around the world and is the leading conference concerning the access of law online.

The following program details are not final. At the current time more speakers and sessions are still being confirmed. Full program details are available at

Our previous conferences were very popular, so please register now to avoid disappointment.

Proceeds from the Conference will support AustLII's provision of free access to law via the net.


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Conference and Tutorial Registration

Please read the registration details below and then complete the Registration Form.
All registration enquiries should be sent to the Conference Administrator, Cathy Thomson  (

Conference - Registration fees for the Conference (29-30 November) are as follows:

  • A$770 Standard registration (legal practitioners, government, business etc)
  • A$550 Academics (full-time) and community organisations (including public libraries)
  • A$220 Students (full-time) (places will be limited; Conference Dinner additional A$66).
Registration fee for the Conference include lunches on the two days and the Conference Dinner on the evening of 29 November.

Conference registration fees are reduced by A$220 for authors of papers accepted for the Conference.

Tutorials - Registration fees for the Tutorials (28 November) are additional and are as follows:

  • For the Tutorial 'Legal Research on the Web' (morning or afternoon half day session):
  • A$242 Standard registration (legal practitioners, government, business etc)
  • A$187 Academics (full-time) and community organisations (including public libraries)
  • A$110 Students (full-time) (places will be limited).
  • For the Tutorial 'An Introduction to Building a Web Site for Law' (3 1/2 hours):
  • A$242 Standard registration (legal practitioners, government, business etc)
  • A$187 Academics (full-time) and community organisations (including public libraries)
  • A$110 Students (full-time) (places will be limited).
  • Authors of papers accepted for the Conference do not receive a discount on Tutorial fees.

    Accomodation and Transport

    General Information
    While AustLII is not organising accommodation in Sydney for the conference "Law Via the Internet 2001", we recommend browsing the Web sites listed below as they contain many useful links to hotels nearby, and general information about Sydney. The conference venue at the University of Technology, Sydney, is located within a few minutes' walk to both Sydney's waterside tourist attraction, Darling Harbour and Chinatown, where there are dozens of inexpensive restaurants serving food of the highest quality. In addition, the Chinese Garden, Sydney Aquarium, Maritime Museum and the Powerhouse Museum are all within close proximity and well worth a visit.

    Public transport
    The monorail, which runs past the Conference venue, provides fast and convenient access to both the conference venue and to the central business district of Sydney. (The average time between monorail services is 3 - 5 minutes). In addition, Sydney's Central station is just around the corner from the venue.

    Accommodation for the Conference
    The Novotel at Darling Harbour is particularly convenient for conference attendees as there is a monorail stop outside the front door, and is only 15 minutes from Sydney's airport by taxi. The Novotel has 530 rooms and suites, with STD/IDD direct dial telephones, fax capabilities, and in-house movies. Other features it affords are an outdoor swimming pool, an "all-weather" nightlit, tennis court, and a modern private gymnasium. There are several other hotels in close proximity to the venue: see the link below concerning Sydney Hotels.

    Some useful Web links about Sydney and choosing accommodation
    Lonely Planet's Destination Sydney
    World Executive - Sydney Hotels
    HotelGuide - Sydney
    Sydney Hotels
    Travelling Australia on the Internet

    Conference Personnel

    Programme Chair - Andrew Mowbray (, Co-Director, AustLII
    Joint Conference Chairs - Andrew Mowbray ( and Graham Greenleaf (, Co-Directors, AustLII
    Conference Manager - Philip Chung (, Executive Director, AustLII
    External Relations & Sponsorships - Gordon Finlayson (, External Relations Manager, AustLII
    Conference Administrator - Cathy Thomson (, Administrator, AustLII

    AustLII is a joint facility of the Faculties of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of New South Wales.